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Basic Nurse Assistant Training

Valees# 14051A001

Credits: 2-1/2

Grades: 11,12

Fee: $30.00 plus costs for a textbook, workbook, drug screen and background check. Uniform and equipment approximately $60.

 

Exploring Medical Careers (EMC)

Valees# 14002A002

Credits: 2-1/2

Grades: 11,12

Fee: $30.00 plus costs for a medical terminology text / workbook, drug screen and background check. Uniform and equipment approximately $60.

 

Instructor Info

 

Dana Alterie BS, MA Ed, RN

(630)365-5113 Ext. 72165

Dana.Alterie@kaneland.org

 

Donna Harner RN

(630)365-5113 Ext. 72165

Donna.Harner@kaneland.org

Jill Chiappetta, RN

 

 

Health Occupations

 

Program Description

Health Occupations is a broad title for a multitude of occupations in the Health Care System. A student in the Health Occupations program is trained in basic patient care and medical terminology.

 

Special Requirements for Health Occupations:

All students must purchase a FVCC scrub uniform and white shoes, ID badge, gait belt and vital sign equipment for clinical sites. Also, a watch with a second hand is mandatory to take vital signs. All persons involved in patient care at any health agency are required to have a chest X-ray or 2-step tuberculin skin test, a hepatitis B vaccination series, and flu vaccine prior to conducting clinical. Students must also pass a drug screen and health care worker criminal background check. Students that receive a grade of B or better can receive college credit. Students must provide their own transportation to class and off-campus clinical sites.

 

This program is for you if you:

  • Are in good physical condition

  • Like to care for people

  • Have good communication skills

  • Have good organizational skills

  • Like to work with a team

 

Basic Nurse Assistant Training (BNAT)

Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisites: Read at an eighth grade level, perform basic math skills, lift 50 pounds with no restrictions, be 16 years of age, and have a valid social security number. Students should show emotional maturity and be in good physical health.

Note: This is a full year course with clinicals.

2-1/2 Credits

VALEES #: 14051A001

Health Occupations introduces the student to various health concepts and trains them to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). The CNA is responsible for giving nursing care. This program is available to students who plan to go into the health care system. Upon completion of Health Occupations - BNAT, the student is prepared to take the Nurse Aide Training Competency Exam which allows for certification from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Students may also receive certification in (CPR) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification. Fee: $30.00 plus costs for a textbook, workbook, drug screen, TB test and background check.  Uniform and equipment approximately $60.  There will be a State CNA examination fee to be determined by the state.

 

Students must provide their own transportation to classes and off-campus clinical sites.  Students must pass CPR for Health Care Providers with an 84% or better and pass all units with a 70% or better to be eligible to sit for the IDPH Nurse Assistant Exam.  In addition, students may not miss more than 12 classroom days and 3 clinical days to remain eligible to sit for the exam.

 

Exploring Medical Careers (EMC)

Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Health Occupations (BNAT) is recommended but not required. Students should have good reading and writing skills, good physical health and emotional maturity.

2-1/2 Credits

VALEES #: 14002A002

The Health Occupations - Exploring Medical Careers class is designed for students who are interested in exploring health related career opportunities. Students learn anatomy/physiology, medical terminology, as well as techniques and procedures while visiting various health care facilities for a first-hand view of careers. First semester concentrates on exploring career areas of interest such as physical therapist, physician, registered nurse, radiological technician, respiratory therapist, pharmacist, and electrocardiogram technician. Second semester provides an internship experience which allows the student to choose careers of interest and do an in-depth study of the profession in various health care facilities. Students must provide their own transportation to classes and off-campus clinical sites. Fee: $35.00 plus costs for a medical terminology text/ workbook, drug screen, TB test and background check. Uniform and equipment approximately $60.

 

IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED:

 

FVCC HEALTH OCCUPATIONS PROGRAM

You could qualify for a position such as:

Certified Nursing Asst. (CNA)

Health Care Assistant

Pharmacy Technician

Transporter

Patient Care Technician

Dietary Aide

Unit Clerk

 

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

You could qualify for a position such as:

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Dental Hygienist

Dietetic Technician

Registered Nurse

Physical Therapist Assistant

Medical Laboratory Technician

Respiratory Technician

Massage Therapist

 

BACCALAUREATE DEGREE

You could qualify for a position such as:

Dietician Medical Technician

Registered Nurse

Ultrasound Technician

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